Fouzia is married and her husband is a school teacher. He teaches different classes of students. His students admire his style of teaching and like him very much. Fouzia is the mother of three sons and a daughter. Her two elder sons are rickshaw drivers and her remaining two children are getting their education. Fouzia is a housewife who stays at home and does her household responsibilities.
She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for one of her sons who wants to buy a new rickshaw. Currently, he drives a rented rickshaw, which has minimized his income potential. By purchasing his own rickshaw, he will be able to earn more profits and will become an owner of his own business asset. Fouzia is very hopeful that an investment will bring more profits to her son and her family will be able to enjoy better living facilities as a result of his better income.
Note: In the photo, the lady raising her hand is Fouzia.
This is a Group Loan
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